Fashion Design and Tactile Perception: A Teaching/Learning Methodology to Enable Visually Handicapped People to Identify Textile Structures

  • Geraldo Coelho Lima JúniorEmail author
  • Rachel Zuanon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9749)


The question of how textile structures should be regarded is an essential part of the training of fashion design students. The problems encountered in this area have had a significant effect on the definition and application of the material used in the garments for fashion collections. This paper sets out a teaching/learning methodology that is concerned with determining and distinguishing between flat materials for visually handicapped people by heightening their sensitivity to tactile perception. As a result, it was found that there was a significant value in extending the scale and two-dimensional and three-dimensional representations of the textile links to this perception and hence being able to consolidate memories. The purpose of this was to enable students to broaden their horizons as fashion designers.


Fashion design Textile design Tactile perception Visually impaired people Teaching & learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sense Design Lab, Ph.D. and Master’s Design ProgramAnhembi Morumbi UniversitySão PauloBrazil

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